Hello Camaro owners
Am not yet a camaro owner - anticipating to be.
Dad has a 1968 convertible, straight-6, nearly all other features are original standard options. Car is in very good condition for age, no work done to it, always shedded, all original, dusty & maybe some rust.
I do not have any particular plans for this car, but might want to make it a project. Am ok mechanically, but never much more than replacing 1970 & 1980's starter, alternator, etc on other cars - no body work, engine or transmission work.
Here are my questions -- if I take ownership of this car:
1) Should I just restore it to better ma & pa condition without doing any modification to engine, transmission, etc....is this best option?
2- If I wanted to replace the straight 6 - auto transmission, can I? Best fit 8 cylinder? What if I wanted to go wild with restoration, would things fit very well to change engines, transmission, etc?
3)- If major restoration/modification is possible, what would be the range of price I'd be likely to pay for conversion to small or big block w/transmission, etc (complete job done by professional)?
4) Not sure what to do...wife & I would sure enjoy summer driving, likely to not be going to shows, other than maybe small town parade.
Thanks for your opinions. Joe newbie.